eh... FF tactics isn't for everyone. being a fan of FF in general would not give you enough resolve to playing the game. it requires too much time and effort for one who might not be all that impressed with strategy/rpgs. as far as strategy/rpgs go, theres not much better, unless too much character customization overwhelms you.
meh, whats not to understand? all you do is move around on a little grid and hit things. with a few other details like terrain height difference, which side of them you're hitting, and weapon/spell range. otherwise, its the same as a regular RPG.
Ogre Battle 64 is probably my favorite Strategy RPG, and I think it pretty well slaps FFT all over the place. I also like Tactics Ogre... which a lot of people hated, so take my comments as you will. (My only problem with OB64 is the overpowering Dragon magic in the game, pretty much the same in Tactics Ogre, but hey, in FFT you get Orlandu, and he's a walking death machine.)